Tippa Irie - Sleng Teng Finish Already

Oh no, not that Sleng Teng riddim again..

Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already

To me that music gone out in history
'Cause it get used by everybody
Whole heap a singer and nuff MC
The riddim was built by Mr Jammy
Released in England by my company
No say Sleng Teng sell nuff nuff copy
First was Wayne Smith and then Tonto Irie
Along Sugar Minott and Patrick Andy
The youth Tenor Saw and John Wayne
Along with Little John and Nitty Gritty
Sleng Teng was number one in almost every country
Loved by Canadians and by the yardie
Loved by the English and by the yankee
What a riddim gain nuff nuff popularity
Man, you could be a man or gal pickney
But I'm sure with Tippa Irie you will agree

Lord, the the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already

That's why reggae music have progressed slowly
It's the same riddim them a use daily
It's about time now fe some originality
Tippa Irie know that's the best policy
That's why I'm going so far as an MC
You must have imagination and think positively
I know releasing a record is very risky
'Cause you might make back all your money
But if you lose your money
Well, that's not funny
You fe get mad, vex and very angry
Releasing a record is a gamble and clear to see
So you might as well experiment some new stylee
And make the dancehall posse happy
So just pack up the Sleng Teng immediately
You know why?

'Cause the Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already

Hope everyone is listening carefully
'Cause reggae music is important to me
Imagine if reggae was dead and bury!
There'd be no more Saxon or Unity
There'd be no more Daddy Colonel or Tippa Irie
There'd be no more raving in the blues party
There'd be no more water pumpee and cool and deadly
And all of the dreads will have 'affi dance funky
If reggae music was dead I would go crazy
Cause oh what a boring place it would be
So all you producers take this from me
Want we music to last till eternity
Well, get up off your arse and start to study
And bring some new riddim track inna the country
You know why?

'Cause the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already
Man dis a the Sleng Teng finish already
Man we call it Sleng Teng finish already

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